Monday, 14 September 2009

Life Amidst the Ruins

Today saw the opening of an exhibition of pictures of Monte Cassino and other parts of Italy taken in the aftermath of the Second World War. The Exhibition, at the Mitchell Library, was opened by the Abbot-Ordinary of Monte Cassino, the Right Reverend Pietro Vittorelli OSB (pictured), who spoke about the Christian roots of Europe. He was joined by Archbishop Conti of Glasgow and the Consul-General of Italy in Edinburgh, amongst others.

What is interesting from our point of view is that the exhibition contains images of railways, including Milano Centrale, the Italian-Swiss frontier, and Swiss railways, taken by the photographer on his travels between Scotland and Italy. The exhibition, which is free, runs until the 30th September. The Mitchell Library is just accross from Glasgow Charing Cross station.

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